We are excited to introduce the next professional development opportunity from iDigBio's Digitization Academy: a short, free, online course on photogrammetry. Photogrammetry is a method that can produce 3D models of organisms and their habitat for innovative use in research, education, science communication, and other activities. This course introduces biodiversity specimen collectors, curators, and other biodiversity researchers to photogrammetry with special, though not exclusive, emphasis on the documentation of specimens at the time of collection. We will introduce photogrammetry as a method of 3D modeling, the uses of photogrammetry, image capture for photogrammetry (especially in the field), an example software workflow that has been optimized for plant specimens (but is applicable to other types), sharing and archiving options, and additional high-value resources. The course is open to everyone from the biodiversity research and adjacent communities from around the world. The course will occur on Friday, May 6, from 3–5 ET, and it will be led by Nicole James (Florida State University’s Department of Art), Alex Adkinson (FSU’s Department of Art), and Austin Mast (FSU’s Department of Biological Science and College of Communication and Information). The course will be presented in English. Questions can be directed to Lauren Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org; iDigBio’s Workforce Development Manager) and Austin Mast (email@example.com; Director of iDigBio’s Digitization, Workforce Development, and Citizen Science Domain).
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